Tuesday, September 27, 2011
– LeAnn Rimes is the lone major label artist to release a CD today. Rimes gets help from producer Vince Gill on "Lady and Gentlemen," a recording of covers of songs made famous mainly by men. Songs include The Bottle Let Me Down, Help Me Make It Through the Night
and a new version of her own hit Blue.
Several bluegrass bands are out with new material today as well. Del McCoury pays tribute to the Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe with "Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe," available digitally through McCoury Music. McCoury served a life-changing year with Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1963-1964.
Bearfoot, perhaps the finest bluegrass band in Alaska, is out with "American Story," the group's second for Compass. The band adds country flavorings to their music.
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice return with "The Heart of a Song" (Rebel). Earlier in his career, Sisk wasa member of the Lonesome River Band and Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz.
Southern Culture on the Skids reissued "Zombified" (Kudzu), which first came out as an 8-song EP in 1998. Five new songs were added to the tribute disc to horror and exploitation films of the '60s and '70s.